Running Order Position

6 in the Semi-Final (2)3 in the Final


Olta Boka


Zemrën E Lamë Peng lyrics

Music by

Adrian Hila

Lyrics by

Pandi Laço

Participating Broadcaster


History: Albania
Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Final
Saturday, May 24, 2008
055 17
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Final (2)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
067 09

About Olta Boka

Olta Boka is the winner of this year's Festivali i Këngës and thus the artist representing Albania in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. She won the first prize with her song Zemrën E Lamë Peng,
Photo of Olta Boka

Olta Boka, at only 16 years of age, is the youngest Albanian singer to ever make it to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Olta began her singing career at the tender age of nine, with the formation of Choir of Angels led by National Opera Music Master Suzana Turku.

In the period between 2002 and 2005 Olta took part and received many prizes in a number of children's festivals, organized in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Kosovo.

Olta's career made a huge leap forward following her participation at the Albanian Radio Television Song Festival 2007, where she captured the spotlight by winning the first prize and securing her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Zemrën E Lamë Peng which translates in to English as Hearts Trapped In Time.

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